Nintendo Holiday Preview!

Festivus is coming.  I hope you don’t celebrate that because Nintendo has some pretty cool stuff lined up for this holiday shopping season.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Smash Brothers.  8 players.  I think Shaggy’s face explains how awesome this madness is:

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John Wick is a Video Game Movie?

This weekend saw the release of a movie that’s been described as Taken with Keanu Reeves instead of Liam Neeson. John Wick is both the name of the film and its main character, and it is way better than that title would suggest. It’s directed by two stuntmen and it definitely shows. The action is crisp and clear, and easy to follow. Definitely a bit of a novelty these days as more and more action flicks seem to be going with hand held cameras and cuts that are so quick it’s hard to tell just what is happening. But, that’s not what stood out to me most while watching this. Continue reading

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unboxed FINALLY – Figma Link

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Cheeky book review time: Atlas Shrugged

A long time ago, I reviewed the world’s most popular book.  This time around, I will review the infamous Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

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This famous novel is supposedly against high taxation, big labor, government ownership, government spending, government planning, regulation, and redistribution of wealth.  Left-wingers absolutely detest the book because it promotes greed and capitalism.

Here’s my take: this book is incredibly boring.  I could not get past the first several pages.

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Horror Movie Weekend

Take a look around. If you see giant spiders, scary clowns, and pumpkins with faces and stuff carved into them it’s a good bet it’s halloween. If you still don’t see it but you are reading this within 11 days of it being posted, there’s still a pretty good chance that it’s halloween. With that in mind, I got into the spirit of the season and watched 3 scary movies this weekend and I will now give you my take on them. Continue reading

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SRT – CH22

08aee6276db142f4b8ac98fb8ee0ed1b_500x735ALRIIIIIGHT, only 2 more to go after this, but for now it’s Chapter 22. Had a bit of fun messing around with different music for DRAAAAAAMAAAAAA. ALSO, I watched the film RUSH before recording, so see if you can catch my awful impression of Daniel Bruhl as Austrian Formula One racer Niki Lauda.

Thanks to Marisa Seitz for donating to our Movember efforts.

 


(right click to download) – Shaggy Reads Twilight Chapter 22 (26m55s, 24.8mb, warning: contains strong language)

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Infomercials on TV

One of the great ironies in life is that I studied Radio and Television Arts and have stopped watching TV.  Because I watch everything on my computer, I haven’t seen an infomercial for a really, really long time.  But thanks to magical time vortex called Youtube, I now know what I’ve been missing.  Here are the top 10 most ridiculous infomercial products:

And thanks to Adblock (a free plug-in for Firefox and Chrome), you can also watch Youtube without any commercials.  Join me in my ignorance.

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Fantastic Four Finale?

It was confirmed at this year’s New York Comic Con that the Fantastic Four will be coming to an end in early 2015. This has been met with less fanfare than, say, the death of Wolverine storyline or Thor’s gender reassignment. But, in certain shadowy corners of the internet, there is a select group of people bellowing “I told you so!” as loudly as they can. Continue reading

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Maze Runner

the-maze-runner-movie-hd-wallpaper-2014-2880x1620Maze Runner is a fun movie.  But honestly I’m getting sick and tired of YA novels being turned into mediocre movies after Hunger Games did so well.  Maze Runner is not an ‘a-maze-ing’ movie by any stretch of the imagination.  It doesn’t do a very good job of character development and the movie doesn’t have much of an emotional impact.

My verdict?  You should walk, not run, to the movie theatres to see this.

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Tusk Review

I’m a Kevin Smith fan. To some, this might sound like a dirty confession. I don’t view it that way, personally. His movies meant a lot to me when I was a teenager, and I still have a special place for them in my memory. I think his work has suffered since he started smoking pot heavily, but I still listen to a few of his podcasts, and I still think he’s a funny guy. Others though, seem to have a hatred of him that I just don’t understand. I can understand not liking his work, or being uninterested in him, but there seems to be a vocal hatred of him that I find distressing as someone who still likes him. Sometimes, I can feel the hatred reflecting back on me as if I’m in the wrong for not throwing him under the bus like them. Continue reading

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